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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Elizabeth P
dc.contributor.authorJackson, Sue
dc.contributor.authorTharme, Rebecca E
dc.contributor.authorDouglas, Michael
dc.contributor.authorFlotemersch, Joseph E
dc.contributor.authorZwarteveen, Margreet
dc.contributor.authorLokgariwar, Chicu
dc.contributor.authorMontoya, Mariana
dc.contributor.authorWali, Alaka
dc.contributor.authorTipa, Gail T
dc.contributor.authorJardine, Timothy D
dc.contributor.authorOlden, Julian D
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Lin
dc.contributor.authorConallin, John
dc.contributor.authorCosens, Barbara
dc.contributor.authorDickens, Chris
dc.contributor.authorGarrick, Dustin
dc.contributor.authorGroenfeldt, David
dc.contributor.authorKabogo, Jane
dc.contributor.authorRoux, Dirk J
dc.contributor.authorRuhi, Albert
dc.contributor.authorArthington, Angela H
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-21T02:27:05Z
dc.date.available2019-10-21T02:27:05Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn2049-1948
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/wat2.1381
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/388555
dc.description.abstractRiver flows connect people, places, and other forms of life, inspiring and sustaining diverse cultural beliefs, values, and ways of life. The concept of environmental flows provides a framework for improving understanding of relationships between river flows and people, and for supporting those that are mutually beneficial. Nevertheless, most approaches to determining environmental flows remain grounded in the biophysical sciences. The newly revised Brisbane Declaration and Global Action Agenda on Environmental Flows (2018) represents a new phase in environmental flow science and an opportunity to better consider the co‐constitution of river flows, ecosystems, and society, and to more explicitly incorporate these relationships into river management. We synthesize understanding of relationships between people and rivers as conceived under the renewed definition of environmental flows. We present case studies from Honduras, India, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia that illustrate multidisciplinary, collaborative efforts where recognizing and meeting diverse flow needs of human populations was central to establishing environmental flow recommendations. We also review a small body of literature to highlight examples of the diversity and interdependencies of human‐flow relationships—such as the linkages between river flow and human well‐being, spiritual needs, cultural identity, and sense of place—that are typically overlooked when environmental flows are assessed and negotiated. Finally, we call for scientists and water managers to recognize the diversity of ways of knowing, relating to, and utilizing rivers, and to place this recognition at the center of future environmental flow assessments. This article is categorized under: Water and Life > Conservation, Management, and Awareness Human Water > Water Governance Human Water > Water as Imagined and Represented
dc.description.sponsorshipGriffith University
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.ispartofjournalWiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water
dc.relation.urihttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/ARC/FT130101145
dc.relation.grantIDFT130101145
dc.relation.fundersARC
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode05
dc.titleUnderstanding rivers and their social relations: A critical step to advance environmental water management
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationAnderson, EP; Jackson, S; Tharme, RE; Douglas, M; Flotemersch, JE; Zwarteveen, M; Lokgariwar, C; Montoya, M; Wali, A; Tipa, GT; Jardine, TD; Olden, JD; Cheng, L; Conallin, J; Cosens, B; Dickens, C; Garrick, D; Groenfeldt, D; Kabogo, J; Roux, DJ; Ruhi, A; Arthington, AH, Understanding rivers and their social relations: A critical step to advance environmental water management, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.date.updated2019-10-21T00:49:26Z
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gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version
gro.rights.copyright© 2019 The Authors. WIREs Water published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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gro.griffith.authorJackson, Sue E.
gro.griffith.authorArthington, Angela H.


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